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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 19, 2006 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: To make a DeadMix

Send me yer Dead mix suggestions.

Only rule is each mix has to fit within one standard 80 minute CD-R disc.

Can be AUDs or SNBD or both mixed in. (Extra Special Bonus points for high sound quality on either source).

Here's mine:

Shakedown 1-10-79
China>Rider 2-24-74
Eyes 12-18-73
Terrapin 9-3-77
Scarlet>Fire 9-11-82

I say that's tough to beat.
But it was Seymour Skinner who once said "Prove me wrong, kids. Prove me wrong."

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Poster: Franchi$e Date: Sep 19, 2006 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

I made a mix a while back, focused on a real bluesy vibe (some songs that were bluesy by nature, and some that were just bluesY in that particular version)

1. St. Stephen (5/5/77)
2. Loser (5/8/77)
3. Bird Song (11/17/72)
4. Hard to Handle (4/21/71)
5. Hurts Me Too (From "Steppin' Out," England 72)
6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh...Train to Cry (6/10/73)
7. The same Thing (12/31/71)
8. Smokestack Lightning (6/21/86)
9. Mr. Charlie ("Steppin Out")
10. Death Don't Have No Mercy (1/16/70)

Some obvious choices, but there's a reason they're obvious choices, you know? I've listened to this CD a lot over the years - it's gone through a couple of changes before getting to this pt. It makes a great bluesy listening experience. Some great pig, and some super-bluesy JG lead playing. A lot of songs, yet a lot of jamming, too.

(Not much for segue here - most of these songs end on their own)

This post was modified by Franchi$e on 2006-09-19 22:30:48

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 20, 2006 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

Sweet selections..will have to investigate that "Same Thing"...was under the mistaken impression that was one they only played in the 90's towards the (bitter)end...

Also very interesting that you put in STEPHEN as a bluesy tune, and yes, in '77 they certainly infused it w/that great blues feel....I urge you to check out the Stephen from 10-29-77 for another incredible bluesy rendition, especially the opening phrases.

Thanks for the great set mix list!


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Poster: falconcry77 Date: Sep 19, 2006 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

I once tried to make an interesting Dead mix tape in which I used song couples or threesomes that are usually segued together from different years. Ex: St. Stephen from '77 into the William tell bridge from '69, into a Phil and Friends Eleven. A really fun one that worked out great was a '91 Help on the Way> '02 Other Ones Slipknot> '77 Franklins. The hard part is getting the timing down if you don't have editing software. I just tried many combinations of different versions from different shows until I found some that matched up well. It's fun to try to fool people listening to it! See if they notice!

On another note, if you're not into the segue game, I usually make Dead mixes that have a certain theme because of the prolific nature of the Dead. Such as a sentimental mix, an upbeat happy mix, a spacy mix, mellow mix, sad mix, etc.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 19, 2006 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

segues are tough. I've used some cool edit software to make like you said Phil & Friends mixed w/some Dead Other One versions, and sometimes it works great--but i find too that the varying degrees of the source make it tough.

Like you go from an aud w/a ton of crowd noise to a board and the segue is too disruptive to the ear.

The tunes i used in the above example don't segue w/the exception of the self contained china-rider, scarlet-fire.

first set mixes are welcome, too. No segues required!